Hillel Neuer interview from “Beyond Paranoia: The New Anti-Sem…In this new documentary film, UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer tells his personal story and feelings about being at the UN and speaking out. “When I walk into the Human Rights Council, I feel the glares of hatred, of enmity directed at me. I see it in in their eyes, and it’s from dictatorships, it’s from Arab states, it’s from others — sometimes even from some democracies.”Source: “Beyond Paranoia: The New Anti-Semitism” http://www.amber-films.com/about-the-film.html
Posted by UN Watch on Friday, March 25, 2016
EXCERPTS FROM “BEYOND PARANOIA” FILM INTERVIEW WITH HILLEL NEUER:
When I started at UN Watch, I knew something about what the United Nations was, but I think until I got there, I never had a clue of what it felt to be in a room where the worst dictators, murderers, and tyrannies of the world, sit there and pronounce themselves on human rights, accuse others, and repeatedly, time after time, scapegoat one nation—the State of Israel—as the world’s only criminal on human rights.
Rise and Fall
The United Nations Human Rights Commission was founded by one of the great humanitarians, Eleanor Roosevelt.
I’ll never forget when the coup d’état happened in Gaza, when Hamas violently ousted the PLO. I happened to be at the United Nations Human Rights Council during that time.
They are not there to help the victims. They are there to scapegoat. It is part of a narrative, where Israel is this meta-criminal.
Most Hated Person at the UN
I have become the most hated person at the United Nations. When I walk into the Human Rights Council, I feel the glares of hatred, of enmity directed at me.
Not Socrates, Plato and Aristotle
At the end of the day, this is a political body. It is not a body as most Europeans think, when they hear the words “United Nations Human Rights Council,” and when they read a headline “The UN Human Rights Council said” — for most Europeans, that’s like saying “And the Lord said to Moses at Sinai.” They think its gospel.
Even though things are upside down, we need to be there and we need to fight lies and spread the truth.
And that’s what we try to do at UN Watch. In a room of darkness, we try to light a candle, light a candle of truth.